Lightworks Windows 11.1 release for Windows

Today, we are releasing the latest version of Lightworks for Windows: 11.1. The last Beta Build (11.1.L) proved very important in helping resolve two major issues with the new ELS licensing and a memory issue. We are pleased to announce that the 11.1 Windows Release is now live!

http://www.lwks.com/downloads

The last few months, we have been setting about tackling the remaining issues customers have faced using Lightworks. The biggest of all these was our current licensing system (Sentinel HASP) This has caused problems during installation, activation and simply starting the application, all of which gives a negative customer experience. We are pleased to announce that this licensing has now been removed and replaced with our own EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

Users now sign in to the application using their LWKS.com username and password; an internet connection MUST be present on the system. Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their username and password, and their existing license(s) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD).

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show as a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on. (The internet connection may be removed once the software has been activated.)
  • Virtual machines are not currently supported.

To coincide with the new release and the new licensing, we are introducing for the first time a 30 day Pro Trial license, allowing users to experience the full power of Lightworks Pro. The 30 day trial can only be used once on a system and is not renewable. When the user signs in to the application, they will be offered the chance to try the Pro version for 30 days, or continue using the Free version of Lightworks. Once the 30 day trial expires, the software will revert to the Free version.

Thank you for using Lightworks!

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Lightworks Windows 11.1 Release and Lightworks 11.1.l Public Beta (Windows Only)

The last few months we have been setting about tackling the remaining issues customers have faced using Lightworks. The biggest of all these was our current licensing system (Sentinel HASP) This has caused problems during installation, activation and simply starting the application, all of which gives a negative customer experience. We are pleased to announce that this licensing has now been removed and replaced with our own EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

The user will sign in to the application using their Lightworks Username and Password (an internet connection MUST be present on the system) Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their Username and Password and their existing license(s) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD)

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on.

To coincide with the new release and the new licensing we are introducing for the first time a 30 day Pro Trial license, allowing users to experience the full power of Lightworks Pro. The 30 day trial can only be used once on a system and is not renewable. When the user signs in to the application they will be offered the chance to try the product for 30 days or continue using the Free version of Lightworks. Once the 30 day trial expires, the software will revert to the Free version.

Before we release 11.1 on 28th May we are uploading one last Beta build (11.1.l) today which includes the new ELS licensing for testing purposes.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.k are:

  • Added entirely new EditShare Licensing System (ELS), which replaces Sentinel HASP
  • Added further improvements for R3D playback (4-5k images)
  • Fixed entire clips appearing offline in shared projects when only part of the file (audio or stereoscopic eye) was offline
  • Fixed audio mixer track selection
  • Fixed AAF settings for Protools target
  • Fixed AVC-Intra50 files importing as green image

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks Windows 11.1 Release and Lightworks 11.1.k Public Beta (Windows Only)

We have rescheduled the Windows 11.1 Release to the 28th May exactly one year after the version 11 Release.

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.k)

This new build is a massive milestone for Lightworks, addressing one of the biggest issues with version 11, native H.264/MP4 handling. This new build now includes native support for H.264 mov files and MP4 files (GroPro etc) without the need for transcoding in the Pro version. Free users will be forced to transcode these files on import to Lightworks.

Over the next week we are also aiming to Beta test the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) on Windows. This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

The user will sign in to the application using their Lightworks Username and Password (an internet connection MUST be present on the system) Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their Username and Password and their existing license (should one be available) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD)

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.j are:

  • Added indexing for MP4/H.264 MOV/MXF files to help with shuttling and reverse play of Long GOP files (creates lvix files)
  • Fixed relinked media not reappearing until after restarting the application
  • Fixed video only being relinked by ‘relink missing media’ function
  • Ensure that material/sound folders are created when restoring a project from an archive
  • Fixed Timeline marker moving position after using ALT M
  • Fixed audio not being present on MP4 samples in 32bit version
  • Stop media file import browser from analyzing Lightworks link files
  • Fixed audio cutting out after 14 minutes on exports
  • Fixed DVCPROHD movs created on Mac not working
  • Fixed potential timeline sizing/moving crash

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks 11.1.j Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.j)

We now have approximately 4700 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.i) We are hoping this will be the last Beta build before the release, which is dependent on the feedback we receive.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.i can be seen below:

  • Fixed MP3 files failing to import
  • Fixed MTS files failing to import into the 64bit version
  • Fixed 720p 30fps MJPEG sample not importing into a 30fps project in the 32bit version
  • Sources-list.txt now created in Lightworks project folder to avoid Windows permissions issues
  • Fixed crash using arrow keys for navigation in timecode labels
  • Fixed display of Fraps files in the 32bit version
  • Fixed FX nodes disappearing on the video routing panel
  • Fixed 24fps Quicktime samples being identified as 23.98fps on the import panel
  • Fixed Copy local import option not working correctly (creating large audio files)
  • Fixed restoring Archive with linked media paths failing to reconnect audio streams (again)
  • Fixed media relinking not being available/possible after unarchiving (again)
  • Fixed deletion of material that has been restored from an archive when deleting a project

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks 11.1.i Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.i)

We now have approximately 4700 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.h) We are aiming to have the release version ready before the end of next week, again it will be based around feedback from this latest Beta.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.h are:

  • Fixed H.264 MOV files appearing considerably darker when compared with Quicktime
  • Fixed lengthy delay waiting for pixels shaders to load when entering projects
  • Fixed potential crash entering projects
  • Fixed crash loading column layouts on bins
  • Fixed crash importing AVCHD files with AC3 audio on Windows 8 WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Fixed Find material function failing when selecting permanent bins
  • Fixed sync on 23.98 pulled down WAV exports
  • Fixed audio on MP3 samples being garbled in the 64bit version
  • Fixed archiving from an export tool that was restored from a room file
  • Fixed restoring archives with linked media paths failing to reconnect audio streams
  • Fixed incorrect audio on AVCHD MOV imports
  • Fixed memory issue on 32bit version

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

The May Lightworks newsletter is out!

The May Lightworks newsletter is out! Highlights this month include:

  • Lightworks Keyboard Offer — for a limited time only, we’re offering a 30% discount on this great tool for getting the most out of the fastest, most accessible and focused NLE in the industry.
  • Lightworks for Linux came out as a public beta this week!
  • Lightworks is now on Facebook at http://facebook.com/ESLightworks
  • Shark Bytes Tutorials — Our collection of byte size tutorials has now been extended with the launch of five all-new videos.
  • A followup on the news from NAB 2013 in Las Vegas last month.

For more from RedShark News, sign up for the newsletter here.

Robbie Fleming at NAB 2013 – That Post Show – Scruffy.TV

On this special NAB 2013 episode of That Post Show, Kanen talks with Robbie Fleming of Editshare about Lightworks coming to Linux and  Mac OS X, and what makes it different as a non-linear edit system. Robbie is EditShare‘s Global Sales Manager for Lightworks.

http://scruffy.tv/storage/thatpostshow/Robbie_Fleming_at_NAB_2013.mp4

via Robbie Fleming at NAB 2013 – That Post Show – Scruffy.TV.

Lightworks for Linux public beta launches today

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks. Anyone can try out the Linux Beta version by signing up at:

lwks.com/betas-linux

This Beta version contains the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) which will allow users to sign in to the application using their lwks.com username and password. (An internet connection MUST be present on the system for initial setup.) When signing in, each new user will be automatically given a complimentary seven day Pro license to test the Pro version of Lightworks. This is renewable at the end of the seven days by simply signing back in to the application.

The Linux Beta does not include trial AVID DNxHD licensing due to restrictions imposed by AVID. We will shortly be adding the option to the Lightworks Shop lwks.com/shop for users to purchase an AVID DNxHD license specifically for the Linux version.

There are still some limitations with the current Linux build, which can be found on the Linux Beta page.

Many thanks to the Linux Alpha Testers that continually submitted feedback and helped get the Linux version to Beta stage.

The complimentary Linux activations will not appear on your Community page under Activations.

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks. Anyone can try out the Linux Beta version can do so by signing up at:

lwks.com/betas-linux

This Beta version contains the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) which will allow users to sign in to the application using their lwks.com username and password. (An internet connection MUST be present on the system for initial setup.) When signing in, each new user will be automatically given a complimentary seven day Pro license to test the Pro version of Lightworks. This is renewable at the end of the seven days by simply signing back in to the application.

The Linux Beta does not include trial AVID DNxHD licensing due to restrictions imposed by AVID. We will shortly be adding the option to the Lightworks Shop lwks.com/shop for users to purchase an AVID DNxHD license specifically for the Linux version.

There are still some limitations with the current Linux build, which can be found on the Linux Beta page.

Many thanks to the Linux Alpha Testers that continually submitted feedback and helped get the Linux version to Beta stage.

The complimentary Linux activations will not appear on your Community page under Activations.

Lightworks 11.1.h Public Beta (Windows Only)

Later today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.h).

We now have approximately 4600 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.g) so we are still hoping to make the release available on the 30th April depending on feedback from this new build.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please go to: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.g are:

  • Fixed potential crash right clicking a tool in the Toolbox
  • Fixed permanent bins not displaying (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed default position setting to remember viewer positions
  • Fixed clicking in resizable area (but not dragging) of track selection boxes on edit timeline
  • Fixed incorrect aspect ratio appearing on Fullscreen and I/O output
  • Fixed resizable “Add tracks” panel
  • Fixed timecode entry on labels panel
  • Fixed make ‘Bin of Material’ function from rack setting menu
  • Fixed Colour Correction values not being identified correctly when typing them in
  • Newly created projects now default to 1080p rather than PAL
  • Fixed incorrect audio on MPEG4 exports (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed deletion of transcoded material
  • Fixed analogue audio being recorded at the incorrect speed using Matrox I/O
  • Fixed missing Blackmagic connection options on the record tool (64-bit only)
  • Fixed potential crash with audio using Blackmagic I/O
  • Added better RED R3D file decode performance using RED Rocket card
  • Fixed trimming shortcut keys not unjoining FX tracks
  • Fixed sync groups losing sync under certain circumstances
  • Fixed being able to record PAL from 1080i SDI input signal
  • Added Matrox 7.1.0.1294 End User driver support
  • Fixed colourspace conversion which would show purple tiles/viewers randomly

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.